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Erin Hackett

Associate Professor, Coastal and Marine Systems Science

Jonathan Doe
Contact Erin Hackett
843-349-4087 ehackett@coastal.edu

CSCC: Environmental Fluids Lab-178D

Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests:

Coastal Physical Oceanography
Experimental Fluid Dynamics
Ocean Surface Waves
Turbulent Boundary Layers
Radar Remote Sensing
Environmental Effects on Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

Courses Taught:

Coastal Marine and Wetland Processes
Temporal and Spatial Analysis
Statics
Essentials of Physics II
Introduction to Scientific Computing
Fluids Forum

Graduate Students:

Daniel Greenway (M.S.)
Andrew Kammerer (M.S., 2017)
Ian Matsko (M.S., 2018)
Nathan Lentini (M.S., 2015)
Doug Pastore (M.S., 2018; current Ph.D.)
Matthew Rodriguez (M.S.)
Mathew Stanek (M.S., 2018; current Ph.D.)
Vivian Turner (Ph.D.)

Recent Publications:

2019

Kammerer, A.J. and E.E. Hackett, 2019, Group line energy in phase-resolved ocean surface wave orbital velocity reconstructions from X-band Doppler radar measurements of the sea surface, Remote Sensing, 11(1), 71. doi: 10.3390/rs11010071.

Matsko, I.J. and E.E. Hackett, 2019, Impact of radar data sampling on the accuracy of atmospheric refractivity inversions over marine surfaces, Radio Science, under review.

Hackett, E.E. and R. Gurka, 2019, Simultaneous measurement of turbulence and particle kinematics using flow imaging techniques, Journal of Visualized Experiments, in-press.

Lawley, J., H. Ben-Gida, K. Krishnan, E.E. Hackett, G.A. Kopp, G. Morgan, C.G. Guglielmo, and R. Gurka, 2019, Wake flow features associated with noise reduction in Boobook owl during flapping flight, Integrative Organismal Biology, under review.

2018

Matsko, I.J. and E.E. Hackett, 2018, Impact of data selection on the accuracy of atmospheric refractivity evaporative duct inversions using genetic algorithms, Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and U.S. National Committee URSI Radio Science Meeting, Boston, MA.

Penton, S.E., and E.E. Hackett, 2018, Rough ocean surface effects on evaporative duct atmospheric refractivity inversions using genetic algorithms, Radio Science, 53. doi: 10.1029/2017RS006440.

2017

Kammerer, A.J. and E.E. Hackett, 2017, Use of proper orthogonal decomposition for extraction of ocean surface wave fields from X-band radar measurements of the sea surface, Remote Sensing, 9, 881.

Troup, M.L., D.B. Fribance, S. Libes, R. Gurka and E.E. Hackett, 2017, Physical conditions of coastal hypoxia in Long Bay, South Carolina: 2006-2014, Estuaries and Coasts, doi:10.1007/s12237-017-0246-x.

2016

“Jacobs C.N., Merchant W., Jendrassak M., Limpasuvan V., Gurka R., and E.E. Hackett, 2016, Flow scales of influence on the settling velocities of particles with varying characteristics. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0159645. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159645.”

2015

Hackett, E.E., A.M. Fullerton, C.F. Merrill, and T.C. Fu, 2015, Wave field characterization using dual-polarized pulse-Doppler X-band radar, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53, 11, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2015.2427748.

Saeger, J.T., N.G. Grimes, H.E. Rickard, and E.E. Hackett, 2015, Evaluation of simplified evaporation duct refractivity models for inversion problems, Radio Science, 50, doi:10.1002/2014RS005642.

Lentini, N.E. and E.E. Hackett, 2015, Global sensitivity of parabolic equation radar wave propagation simulation to sea state and atmospheric refractivity structure, Radio Science, 50, doi:10.1002/2015RS005742.

Rickard, H.E., J.T. Saeger, and E.E. Hackett, 2015, Similarity and dissimilarity measures for comparison of propagation patterns, Proceedings of the IEEE AP-S and North American URSI Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Segreto, J.M., A.J. Kirchhefer, E.E. Hackett, C.G. Guglielmo, G.A. Kopp, and R. Gurka, 2015, Experimental study of the unsteady aerodynamics during flapping flight of birds: European Starling, Western Sandpiper, and American Robin, Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing, Naples, Italy.

2014

Hackett, E.E., C.F. Merrill, and J. Geiser, 2014, The application of proper orthogonal decomposition to complex wave fields, Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, 2-7 November, Hobart, Australia.

2012

Fu, T.C., P.M. Bardet, E.E. Hackett, and A. Kowalski, 2012, “On the break-up of a turbulent liquid wall sheet,” Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Australia.

Hackett, E.E., J.B. Carneal, D.W. Pfitsch, A.M. Fullerton, D.C. Walker, T.C. Fu, D.C. Wyatt, T.T. O’Shea, K.A. Brucker, and D.G. Dommermuth, 2012, “An experimental and numerical study on the break-up of a turbulent liquid wall sheet,” Proceedings of the 29th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, August 26-31, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2011

Story W. R., Hackett E. E., and T. C. Fu, 2011, “Radar measurement of ocean waves,” Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Artic Engineering, June 19-24th, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hackett E. E., A. M. Fullerton, C. F. Merrill, and T. C. Fu, 2011, “Measurements of surface waves using low-grazing angle high-resolution pulse-Doppler radar,” Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Artic Engineering, June 19-24th, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Fu T. C., A. M. Fullerton, Hackett E. E., and C. F. Merrill, 2011, “Shipboard measurement of ocean waves,” Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Artic Engineering, June 19-24th, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hackett E. E., L. Luznik, A. R. Nayak, J. Katz, and T. R. Osborn, 2011, “Field measurement of turbulence at an unstable interface between current and wave bottom boundary layers,” Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C02022, doi:10.1029/2010JC006138, 18 pp.

2009

Hackett E. E., L. Luznik, J. Katz, and T. R. Osborn, 2009, “Effect of finite spatial resolution on the turbulent energy spectrum measured in the coastal ocean bottom boundary layer,” Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26, 12, 2610-2625.